West Nile, Karamoja areas to have solar & wind power Driven Plants
President Yoweri Museveni has received Mr. Hussain bin Jassim Al-Nowais, Special Envoy of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, who called on him today at State House, Entebbe.
President Museveni and Mr. Jassim Al-Nowais, who is also the Chairman of AMEA Power group, agreed to the building of solar and wind power generation plants in West Nile and Karamoja Sub-Regions respectively.
During the meeting that was attended by Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Sam Kuteesa and Energy State Minister, Mr. Simon D’Ujanga among others it was revealed that the West Nile Region will benefit from the establishment of a 10-Mega Watt solar power plant and another 10 Mega Watt wind powered plant while Karamoja will have an 80 Mega Watt solar power plant and a 120 Mega Watt wind driven power plant.
President Museveni, who welcomed his guest to Uganda, observed that the power investment plants are such huge sum of money projects into which the investor is ready to pour financial resources that should be embraced without further ado.
“On power generation, there should not be time to waste,” said the President.
Mr. AI-Nowais assured President Museveni that the investment opportunities projects, especially that of West Nile, will be ready before January next year. He revealed that the United Arab Emirates has more strategic interests to invest in Uganda with the aim of building and strengthening cooperation and development agencies in Uganda to create jobs for the youth and empower the people economically through the establishment of micro-finance businesses in the country. ENDS